Movement: U.S. States and Cities Against Washington for Paris Climate Accord
2017-06-03 17:07:22 UTC
U.S. far-right nationalist and climate change denier President Donald Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, has pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement. But climate protection will carry on - there may even be a bright side.
German capital felt the 'Bern' as Sanders excoriated Trump
2017-06-01 21:13:06 UTC
"Just follow all the young people." Those were the instructions I got when I asked for directions from the subway station to the main auditorium of the Free University of Berlin, where former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was la...
Will France and Germany lead European defense?
2017-05-31 08:50:53 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's time for Europe to take its fate into its own hands, given a Trump Administration attitude toward European defense that's too tepid for the comfort of some NATO governments.
Countries that are underspe...
Germany no longer sees the U.S. as a leading power
2017-05-30 05:48:33 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a voll...
The collapse of U.S. foreign policy: Europe can't rely on the United States
2017-05-28 21:32:24 UTC
MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe has to forge its own path forward, as the United States were no longer reliable partner. "We have to wage our own fight for our future, as Europeans, for our fate."
"The times when we co...
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
2017-06-02 19:04:57 UTC
BRUSSELS — It doesn't actually matter whether Donald Trump just described Germany as "bad" or "evil." Either way, it gives us the opportunity to return the insult.
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
It is above all the stup...
Trump Isolated at G7 Summit, "Six against One"
2017-05-27 17:30:33 UTC
TAORMINA, ITALY — Trump's isolationism is his first great export, and Italy could be first in line.
The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several iss...
"America First" might turn out to be rather lonely
2017-06-02 19:05:10 UTC
At the NATO summit in Brussels, US President Donald Trump acted like a diplomatic bully. He arrived late, then shoved the Montenegrin prime minister aside to ensure his place in the front row. He turned what was planned as a short ceremonial addre...
Barack Obama to join Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin
2017-05-24 21:01:36 UTC
BERLIN — Former U.S. President Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to highlight his foundation's new global effort to inspire and support young people active in narrowing inequality, combating c...
Roger Moore dies at 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer"
2017-05-23 18:25:59 UTC
LONDON — Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said.
His 12 years as action man 007, the fictitious spy with a voracious ...
Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi
2017-05-23 17:39:50 UTC
Washington — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi, three U.S. officials said.
The police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the suicide attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last night. Prim...
Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.
France and Germany to work on a roadmap for the EU
2017-05-15 20:25:01 UTC
BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to accentuate the positive ahead of her meeting with new French President Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker who beat an ally from the US far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, Ma...
Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest
2017-05-14 03:33:41 UTC
KIEV — Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country's history and celebrating with a call to "put emotion ba...
G7 countries made it clear they do not share US Trump's view
2017-05-13 16:32:48 UTC
BARI, ITALY — Europe and Japan showed they remained worried about Washington's new policy.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States reserved the right to be protectionist if it thought trade was not free or fair.
"We do ...
European Union demands urgent talks with US over laptop ban
2017-05-11 22:36:53 UTC
By Julia Fioretti | BRUSSELS — The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a U.S. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats fac...
Euro Gets Stronger Against The Dollar After French Election
2017-05-08 05:12:15 UTC
The euro pulled away from highs hit early in the Asian session on Monday as investors took profits from its gains after centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory over the far-right Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election.
Macron's resounding d...
French Voters Reject Nationalism and Choose Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
2017-05-08 06:02:45 UTC
By Mathieu Rosemain and Matthias Blamont | PARIS — Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out o...
The far right nationalist tsunami that slammed into the U.S. has faded on the shores of France - Viva la France!
2017-05-07 19:05:15 UTC
By Sudip Kar-Gupta | PARIS — The far right nationalist tsunami that slammed into the United States has faded on the shores of France.
Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integrat...
MACRON WINS FRENCH PRESIDENCY BY EMPHATIC MARGIN
2017-05-08 04:11:04 UTC
Emmanuel Macron has been elected president of France with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.
Independent Macron topped 66...
Merkel's Party won in 'Schleswig-Holstein' state election
2017-05-07 16:46:03 UTC
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives thumped their Social Democrat rivals in a vote in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, in a boost to her prospects of winning a national election in September.
Merkel's Christian Democrats...
Will Emmanuel Macron be France's next president?
2017-05-07 05:20:00 UTC
PARIS — French voters will decide today whether a pro-European Union centrist or an anti-EU, anti-immigration far-rightist will lead them for the next five years.
Opinion polls indicate they will pick Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy m...
Emmanuel Macron extended his lead over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen
2017-05-05 17:55:32 UTC
By Mathieu Rosemain and Andrew Callus | PARIS —
A dozen activists from the Greenpeace advocacy group were arrested on Friday after climbing the north face of the vast metal-latticed Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited sites, to hang a ...
Macron, Le Pen in Final TV Showdown
2017-05-04 06:27:55 UTC
By Michel Rose and Ingrid Melander | PARIS
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron clashed over their vision of France's future, the euro and ways of fighting terrorism in an ill-tempered televised debate on Wednesday befor...
Germany: Greece Has Made Strong Reforms Progress
2017-04-30 06:41:34 UTC
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted in a newspaper interview on Sunday saying that Greece has made strong progress toward introducing reforms that could lead to the imminent release of further financial support.
"If the Greek ...